In this month's issue:
- Why was Dev reprieved in 1916?
- Joe Duffy on the children killed in the Rising
- The Book of Kells reassessed
- The 140-year-old countess of Desmond

and many more....

On this Day

March 03

1959 During the Mau Mau uprising against British colonial rule in Kenya, eleven insurgent detainees were clubbed to death in the Hola detention camp. A further 77 sustained serious injuries. […]

April 09

1992 In the Westminster election the Conservatives, under John Major, were returned to power. Joe Hendron (SDLP) ousted Gerry Adams (SF) in West Belfast. 1947 Desmond Fitzgerald, journalist and Cumann […]

March 22

1918 Captain W.A. Redmond (IPP), son of John Redmond, was defeated Dr V.J. White (Sinn Féin), by 1,242 votes to 745, in the Waterford City by-election.

April 19

1972 The Widgery tribunal of inquiry into events in Derry on ‘Bloody Sunday’ exonerated the British army for the deaths and blamed the NICRA for organising the march. 1775 Skirmishes […]

April 03

1971 ‘To speak of a right to contraception on the part of an individual … is to speak of a right that cannot even exist’—John Charles McQuaid, archbishop of Dublin […]


March 18

Wed 8pm Dún Laoghaire Borough Historical Society, Royal Marine Hotel. Carriglea House, Kill Avenue, David Doyle. Adm. €3. Wed 8pm Meath Archaeological & Historical Society, Kells Old Courthouse Tourist Hub. […]

April 09

Thur 8pm Kilmacud Stillorgan Local History Society, Glenalbyn Sports Club. Ballycorus lead mines, Rob Goodbody. Adm. €3.

April 22

Wed 6pm Old Dublin Society, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse St. Voters and politicians—elections and local government in north Dublin during the lifetime of the rural district council, […]

April 30

Thur 8pm Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society, Rathmines Town Hall. Watson’s nurseries in Clontarf and Killiney, 1844–1967, Bernardine Ruddy. Adm. €3.

From the Archives

Michael Collins military dictator

By John M. Regan This article first appeared in: THE SPLIT-Treaty to Civil War 1921–23 published by Wordwell as a supplement to History Ireland in 2021 priced €12. Copies are […]

The Truce and preliminary negotiations between de Valera and Lloyd George

By Joseph E.A. Connell Jr As British hopes for a military victory in the War of Independence faded, they began to wonder whether Ireland was worth the price in lives […]

Hedge School

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Book Reviews

ORANGEISM: a historical profile

KEVIN HADDICK-FLYNN Matador €30 ISBN 9781838592004 Reviewed by Geoffrey Bell Geoffrey Bell’s The Protestants of Ulster was first published in 1976. Once, in the early 1960s when I was about […]


BRENDAN BRADSHAW Ashgate £75 ISBN 9781472442567 Reviewed by Hiram Morgan This book is a collection of essays by Brendan Bradshaw, the well-known historian of Tudor Ireland and opponent of historical […]

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